Let’s have a conversation and answer these questions:


1. If your most important systems crashed tomorrow, how would that affect your business?

• Would it affect your clients?
• Would your employees still be able to work?
• Do you know which of your systems are the most important to your business?

 What are the consequences?


2. While your systems are down, do you know how much money you’re losing?

• What does an hour of downtime cost your business?
• Do you know how downtime affects your reputation?
• Do you understand all the ways your systems could go down?

 How much financial pain can your business handle from natural disasters as well as disk failure, user error, data corruption, malware?


3. If a system went down tomorrow, what would you do?

• Do you have a plan to get things up and running?
• How quickly can you return to normal operations?
• What are you going to do in the meantime?

Do you have a plan?


4. Do you understand what a good disaster recovery plan could do for you?

• Do you know how to avoid downtime and data loss?
• Do you understand that there’s more to effective disaster recovery than simply taking backups?
• Have you ever compared the cost of downtime to the cost of a good disaster recovery solution?